2008 Golfweek’s Best Modern Courses

Modern list
1960-present

No. (2007 rank) Raters avg.

1. (1) Sand Hills Golf Club (p) 9.40
Mullen, Neb.
Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, 1995

2. (2) Pacific Dunes (r) 9.26
Bandon, Ore.
Tom Doak, 2001

3. (3) Whistling Straits (Straits) (r) 8.60
Mosel, Wis.
Pete Dye, 1997

4. (5) Friar’s Head (p) 8.41
Baiting Hollow, N.Y.
Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, 2003

5. (4) Pete Dye Golf Club (p) 8.31
Bridgeport, W. Va.
Pete Dye, 1994

6. (6) Bandon Dunes (r) 8.27
Bandon, Ore.
David McLay Kidd, 1999

7. (9) Kinloch Golf Club (p) 8.13
Manakin-Sabot, Va.
Lester George, 2000

8. (10) The Golf Club (p) 8.13
New Albany, Ohio
Pete Dye, 1967

9. (8) Shadow Creek Golf Club (r) 8.12
North Las Vegas, Nev.
Tom Fazio, 1990

10. (7) Muirfield Village (p) 8.10
Dublin, Ohio
Jack Nicklaus, 1974

11. (11) Honors Course (p) 7.98
Ooltewah, Tenn.
Pete Dye, 1983

12. (13) TPC at Sawgrass (Players Stadium) (r) 7.91
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Pete Dye, 1981

13. (43) Ballyneal (p) 7.91
Holyoke, Colo.
Tom Doak, 2006

14. (NR) Sebonack Golf Club* (p) 7.91
Southampton, N.Y.
Jack Nicklaus and Tom Doak, 2006

15. (28) Old Sandwich Golf Club (p) 7.90
Plymouth, Mass.
Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, 2004

16. (14) Spyglass Hill Golf Club (r) 7.86
Pebble Beach, Calif.
Robert Trent Jones Sr., 1966

17. (NR) Chambers Bay * (d) 7.85
University Place, Wash.
Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Bruce Charlton, 2007

18. (19) Kingsley Club (p) 7.84
Kingsley, Mich.
Mike DeVries, 2001

19. (18) Wade Hampton Golf Club (p) 7.78
Cashiers, N.C.
Tom Fazio, 1988

20. (16) Ocean Course at Kiawah Island (r) 7.74
Kiawah Island, S.C.
Pete Dye, 1991

21. (12) Bandon Trails (r) 7.72
Bandon, Ore.
Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, 2005

22. (21) Calusa Pines Golf Club (p) 7.53
Naples, Fla.
Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry, 2001

23. (24) Dallas National Golf Club (p) 7.51
Dallas
Tom Fazio, 2003

24. (15) Wolf Run (p) 7.48
Zionsville, Ind.
Steve Smyers, 1990

25. (22) Wild Horse Golf Club (d) 7.47
Gothenburg, Neb.
Dan Proctor and Dave Axland, 1999

26. (20) Desert Forest Golf Club (p) 7.47
Carefree, Ariz.
William (Red) Lawrence, 1962

27. (26) Castle Pines Golf Club (p) 7.47
Castle Rock, Colo.
Jack Nicklaus, 1981

28. (23) Blackwolf Run Golf Club (River) (r) 7.45
Kohler, Wis.
Pete Dye, 1988

29. (30) Dunes Club (p) 7.44
New Buffalo, Mich.
Dick Nugent, 1995

30. (25) World Woods Golf Club (Pine Barrens) (d) 7.41
Brooksville, Fla.
Tom Fazio, 1993

31. (44) Monterey Peninsula Country Club (Shore) (p) 7.37
Pebble Beach, Calif.
Bob Baldock, Jack Neville, 1961; Mike Strantz, 2004

32. (NR) Bayonne Golf Club* (p) 7.36
Bayonne, N.J.
Eric Bergstol, 2006

33. (29) Harbour Town Golf Links (r) 7.36
Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Pete Dye, 1970

34. (32) Galloway National Golf Club (p) 7.35
Galloway Township, N.J.
Tom Fazio, 1995

35. (35) Mayacama Golf Club (p) 7.33
Santa Rosa, Calif.
Jack Nicklaus, 2001

36. (38) Briggs Ranch Golf Club (p) 7.33
San Antonio
Tom Fazio, 2001

37. (31) Double Eagle Golf Club (p) 7.33
Galena, Ohio
Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, 1991

38. (27) Arcadia Bluffs (d) 7.33
Arcadia, Mich.
Rick Smith, 1999

39. (33) The Golf Club at Cuscowilla (r) 7.31
Eatonton, Ga.
Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, 1998

40. (34) Black Diamond Ranch (Quarry) (p) 7.28
Lecanto, Fla.
Tom Fazio, 1988

41. (17) Sutton Bay Club (p) 7.28
Onida, S.D.
Graham Marsh, 2003

42. (36) Karsten Creek Golf Club (d) 7.27
Stillwater, Okla.
Tom Fazio, 1994

43. (40) Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club (d) 7.24
Sandia Park, N.M.
Ken Dye, 2000

44. (NR) Pronghorn (Fazio)* (p) 7.19
Bend, Ore.
Tom Fazio, 2006

45. (NR) Concession* (p) 7.18
Sarasota, Fla.
Jack Nicklaus and Tony Jacklin, 2006

46. (39) Long Cove Club (p) 7.18
Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Pete Dye, 1982

47. (37) Quail Hollow Golf Club (p) 7.17
Charlotte, N.C.
George Cobb, 1961; Tom Fazio, 2000

48. (46) Boston Golf Club (p) 7.14
Hingham, Mass.
Gil Hanse, 2005

49. (60) Forest Highlands Golf Club (Canyon) (p) 7.12
Flagstaff, Ariz.
Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, 1989

50. (47) The Rim (p) 7.10
Payson, Ariz.
Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, 1998

51. (41) Sanctuary (p) 7.09
Sedalia, Colo.
Jim Engh, 1997

52. (55) The Preserve (p) 7.07
Carmel Valley, Calif.
Tom Fazio, 2000

53. (50) Lost Dunes Golf Club (p) 7.07
Bridgman, Mich.
Tom Doak, 1999

54. (53) The Club at Black Rock (p) 7.07
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Jim Engh, 2003

55. (48) Victoria National Golf Club (p) 7.05
Newburgh, Ind.
Tom Fazio, 1999

56. (54) Black Sheep Golf Club (p) 7.05
Sugar Grove, Ill.
David Esler, 2002

57. (84) Lahontan Golf Club (p) 7.03
Truckee, Calif.
Tom Weiskopf, 1999

58. (52) Harvester Golf Club (d) 7.03
Ames, Iowa
Keith Foster, 2000

59. (42) Olde Farm Golf Club (p) 7.03
Bristol, Va.
Bobby Weed, 2000

60. (51) Hawk’s Ridge Golf Club (p) 7.02
Ball Ground, Ga.
Bob Cupp, 1999

61. (58) Eugene Country Club (p) 7.01
Eugene, Ore.
H. Chandler Egan, 1928; Robert Trent Jones Sr., 1968

62. (62) Kapalua Golf Club (Plantation) (r) 7.01
Maui, Hawaii
Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, 1991

63. (49) Trump National Golf Club (p) 7.00
Bedminster, N.J.
Tom Fazio, 2004

64. (45) Hazeltine National Golf Club (p) 6.99
Chaska, Minn.
Robert Trent Jones Sr., 1962

65. (65) Atlantic Golf Club (p) 6.98
Bridgehampton, N.Y.
Rees Jones, 1992

66. (63) Ocean Forest Golf Club (p) 6.98
Sea Island, Ga.
Rees Jones, 1994

67. (NR) We-Ko-Pa (Saguaro) * (r) 6.97
Fountain Hills, Ariz.
Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, 2006

68. (57) Whisper Rock Golf Club (Upper) (p) 6.95
Scottsdale, Ariz.
Tom Fazio, 2005

69. (68) The Powder Horn (d) 6.95
Sheridan, Wyo.
Dick Bailey, 1997

70. (61) Shoal Creek Golf Course (p) 6.94
Birmingham, Ala.
Jack Nicklaus, 1976

71. (70) Southern Highlands Golf Club (p) 6.94
Las Vegas
Robert Trent Jones Sr., Robert Trent Jones Jr., 1999

72. (64) Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club (Witch Hollow) (p) 6.93
North Plains, Ore.
Bob Cupp and John Fought, 1991

73. (85) Black Mesa Golf Club (d) 6.92
La Mesilla, N.M.
Baxter Spann, 2002

74. (59) Butler National Golf Club (p) 6.90
Oak Brook, Ill.
George and Tom Fazio, 1974

75. (71) Kiawah Island Club (Cassique) (p) 6.89
Kiawah Island, S.C.
Tom Watson, 2000

76. (76) Forest Creek Golf Club (North) (p) 6.88
Southern Pines, N.C.
Tom Fazio, 2005

77. (81) Crooked Stick Golf Club (p) 6.86
Carmel, Ind.
Pete Dye, 1966

78. (94) Quintero Golf and Country Club (p) 6.85
Peoria, Ariz.
Rees Jones, 2000

79. (67) Links of North Dakota at Red Mike Resort (d) 6.85
Williston, N.D.
Stephen Kay, 1995

80. (78) The Stone Canyon Club (p) 6.85
Oro Valley, Ariz.
Jay Morrish, 2000

81. (73) Jupiter Hills Golf Club (Hills) (p) 6.84
Tequesta, Fla.
George Fazio, 1970

82. (72) Sea Island Golf Club (Seaside) (r) 6.83
St. Simons Island, Ga.
Harry S. Colt and Charles H. Alison, 1929;
Joe Lee, 1970; Tom Fazio, 2000

83. (74) Oak Tree Golf Club (p) 6.82
Edmond, Okla.
Pete Dye, 1975

84. (92) Forest Dunes (d) 6.81
Roscommon, Mich.
Tom Weiskopf, 2003

85. (66) Princeville Golf Club (Prince) (r) 6.80
Kauai, Hawaii
Robert Trent Jones Jr., 1990

86. (89) Old Tabby Links (p) 6.79
Spring Island, S.C.
Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, 1994

87. (77) Hidden Creek Golf Club (p) 6.79
Egg Harbor Township, N.J.
Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, 2002

88. (80) Flint Hills National Golf Club (p) 6.78
Wichita, Kan.
Tom Fazio, 1998

89. (56) Hawktree Golf Club (d) 6.78
Bismarck, N.D.
Jim Engh, 2000

90. (90) Cascata (r) 6.78
Boulder City, Nev.
Rees Jones, 1999

91. (95) Secession Golf Club (p) 6.77
Beaufort, S.C.
Bruce Devlin and P.B. Dye, 1992

92. (69) Crosswater at Sunriver (r) 6.77
Sunriver, Ore.
Bob Cupp and John Fought, 1995

93. (75) Crown Colony Golf Club (r) 6.76
Lufkin, Texas
Robert von Hagge and Bruce Devlin, 1979

94. (87) Pronghorn Club (Nicklaus) (p) 6.76
Bend, Ore.
Jack Nicklaus, 2004

95. (79) Musgrove Mill Golf Club (p) 6.76
Clinton, S.C.
Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, 1992

96. (82) Valhalla Golf Club (p) 6.75
Louisville, Ky.
Jack Nicklaus, 1986

97. (91) Seven Canyons Golf Course (p) 6.74
Sedona, Ariz.
Tom Weiskopf, 2003

98. (86) Lake Las Vegas (SouthShore) (p) 6.74
Henderson, Nev.
Jack Nicklaus, 1996

99. (100) Rustic Canyon Golf Course (d) 6.74
Moorpark, Calif.
Gil Hanse and Geoff Shackelford, 2001

100. (98) Caledonia Golf & Fish Club (d) 6.74
Pawleys Island, S.C.
Mike Strantz, 1994

(d) daily fee; (p) private; (r) resort
* – first time in top 100
Note: Ties broken through decimal points
>> Courses that fell out of the top 100
(83) Vaquero Club, Westlake, Texas
(88) Robert Trent Jones GC, Lake Manassas, Va.
(93) Huntsville GC, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
(96) Whisper Rock GC (Lower), Scottsdale, Ariz.
(97) Lakota Canyon Ranch GC, New Castle, Colo.
(99) Bulle Rock GC, Havre de Grace, Md.

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